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FoodLogiQ Commentary on USDA's Supply Chains for Production of Agricultural Commodities and Food Products


Read FoodLogiQ's public comments on Executive Order 14017 for building resilient supply chains regulated by the USDA.

On February 24, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14017, ‘‘America’s Supply Chains’’. The order focuses on the need for resilient, diverse, and secure supply chains to ensure U.S. economic prosperity and national security. Such supply chains are needed to address conditions that can reduce critical manufacturing capacity and the availability and integrity of critical goods, products, and services. E.O. 14017 directs that, within one year, the Secretary shall submit a report to the President, through the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA) and the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy (APEP), on the supply chains for the production of agricultural commodities and food products.

FoodLogiQ has submitted public commentary to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to offer guidance on how future regulation can enable greater resilience within the agricultural food system. Read an excerpt of our commentary below.

FoodLogiQ Commentary on the FDA's FSMA 204 Proposed Rule


In September 2020, the FDA released a long awaited proposed rule update to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) section 204. This week the period for public comments on the rule officially closed, marking a deadline for organizations and businesses to provide feedback and guidance on the drafted record keeping requirements. Read an abridged version of FoodLogiQ's comments on the traceability rule below.

Friday Round-up (9/4/20): How Machine Learning Will Help Food Companies Build Resilience and Efficiency


Every week FoodLogiQ will be aggregating the latest updates and resources for businesses navigating the changing food industry. Learn how the industry leaders are adapting to protect and feed consumers, while building resilience in the face of global crisis.

As the food industry continues to recoup and recover from the impact of COVID-19, one theme continues to come into the light; the supply chain inefficiencies exposed by the global pandemic. Many experts are talking about the importance of transparency for supply chain modernization, and in light of the FDA’s for the New Era of Smarter Food Safety blueprint it is clear that regulators are gearing up to support the industry in greater traceability efforts, especially given the vulnerabilities made evident through the pandemic.

A New Era of Smarter Food Safety Public Comments


The FDA’s public meeting held in October, 2019 highlighted the need to bring both public and private industry partners together. It will take tremendous collaboration to advance a New Era of Smarter Food Safety at scale. Public dialogue around food safety and traceability is essential to accomplish the goals of this new campaign, which will be people-led, FSMA-based, and technology-enabled. To contribute to public discourse, FoodLogiQ has formally submitted comments on the initiative, read the full version of our statement here.

FoodLogiQ’s Julie McGill Shares Key Insights From the Partnership for Food Safety Education

 

FoodLogiQ welcomes guest blogger Julie McGill, Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy and Insights, as she talks hand washing, poultry dos and don’ts, and the importance of consumer food safety education.

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a meeting of the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE), a public-private collaborative that is the only nonprofit in the U.S. focusing on consumer food safety education.  FoodLogiQ joined a host of food safety leaders from across the country—including PFSE partners Tyson Foods, McDonald’s, Publix and others, and federal liaisons from the CDC, FDA and USDA—to discuss key food safety initiatives. NACS hosted the gathering in Alexandria, VA.

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